Welcome to New England Montessori Teacher Education Program.
Since 1977, the New England Montessori Teacher Education Center (NEMTEC) has offered a Montessori early childhood teacher preparation course which leads to Montessori certification under the auspices of the American Montessori Society.
The certification earned, "American Montessori Society Early Childhood Credential, qualifies the graduate to teach children of preschool and kindergarten age (2 1/2 through 6) in a Montessori setting anywhere in the world.
The New England Montessori Teacher Education Center is also fully accredited by MACTE, the Montessori Accreditation Commission for Teacher Education.
There has been tremendous growth of the Montessori movement in recent years in both private and public education, which has led to an unprecedented demand for certified Montessori teachers. New England Montessori Teacher Education Center has an excellent reputation and graduates are sought for teaching positions all over the world.
NEMTEC actively assists graduates with free career placement by informing them of available positions and working with schools to supply qualified teachers. Staff members are also available on a consultant basis for assisting graduates who start their own Montessori school.
Walnut Park Montessori School -
New England Montessori Teacher Education Center conducts summer classes at Walnut Park Montessori School, a beautiful air-conditioned facility located in a pleasant, residential neighborhood. The school is accredited by the American Montessori Society and has six fully-equipped Montessori environments. We have ample space for our classes, practice labs, library, student/staff meeting area, and Montessori summer office space.
Walnut Park Montessori School does conduct a camp program for children during the summer, providing us with the opportunity to observe children in action as part of our studies.
We provide several extra sets of Montessori materials for practice labs, as well as materials for students to borrow so that you can practice at home; much like a lending library.
There is an extensive library of video tapes of lectures and materials demonstrations for review purposes, in addition to the center's library of texts and related reading.
We enjoy a beautiful outdoor environment as well, including spacious grounds shaded by mature trees with areas especially designed for children's play. These areas provide comfortable outdoor spaces for lunches and discussion groups.
Transportation and Parking
There is plenty of free parking in the school's parking lot.
The school is located in Newton, a suburb on the western edge of Boston; only a few minutes from the commuter rail stations and downtown Boston by public transport, and is a pleasant walk from Newton Corner.
It is easy to reach by car because of its location away from the heavily congested downtown areas and its easy access to major roadways from all directions.
The Boston Area
Boston is an exciting place to be in the summer!
There is all the history and culture of the city and its people to explore: the theatre; the museums; historical sites such as the Freedom Trail, the USS Constitution, and the Old North Church; the vibrant ethnic neighborhoods of the North End and Chinatown; the free summer concerts with the Boston Pops on the Charles River.
In addition to all the attractions of the city, there's also the beautiful New England coastline, the seashore and the nearby mountains to explore.
New England Montessori Teacher Education Center Offers You:
Montessori Teacher Certification
- issued by the American Montessori Society and honored world-wide.
Extensive Career Opportunities
- through a paid practicum - in a Montessori school anywhere in the world.
Free Placement Service
- There are Montessori positions waiting in private schools and in public schools; or use your certification to open your own Montessori school.
Reasonable Tuition Costs
- We are proud of our record for placement of our graduates in programs of their choice around the world.
Experienced, Expert Faculty
- Tuition costs are substantially lower than other accredited programs leading to AMS certification, especially since all fees are included in the tuition.
- The NEMTEC faculty have been carefully selected to provide diversity and excellence in their teaching as well as the individual attention and career counseling that will help you make the most of your coursework.